European & British Art, Part I

European & British Art, Part I

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A Vision of Arcadia – An Important English Private Collection

Sir John Everett Millais, P.R.A.

Milking Time (The Farmer's Daughter)

Auction Closed

July 13, 12:35 PM GMT


150,000 - 200,000 GBP

Lot Details


A Vision of Arcadia – An Important English Private Collection

Sir John Everett Millais, P.R.A.


1829 - 1896

Milking Time (The Farmer's Daughter)

signed with monogram lower right

oil on canvas

Unframed: 45.8 by 35.3cm., 18 by 14in.

Framed: 69 by 59cm., 27¼ by 23¼in.

Baron Albert Grant (born Abraham Gottheimer, 1831-1899) of Kensington and Horstead Hall in Norfolk (sale: Christie's, London, 20 June 1868, lot 96, as Milking-Time (153 gns to Permain))

Bought from Agnew by Gooden, 29 May 1899, as The Milkmaid, and sold to C.A. Barton, 31 May 1899 (sale: Christie's, London, 3 May 1902, lot 30, as The Milkmaid (unsold at 600 gns))

J.P. Heseltine, by 1911 (his posthumous sale: Sotheby's, London, 27 May 1935 (first day), lot 72, as The Farmer's Daughter (88 gns to the Fine Art Society))

Sir Edmund Davis of 9 Lansdowne Road, Holland Park and Chilham Park, nr Canterbury

Sale: Christie's, London, 15 May 1942, lot 129, as The Farmer's Daughter (105 gns to Tobalski)

F.R. Cottell (sale: Sotheby's, London, 12 February 1969, lot 52, as The Farmer's Daughter (£1200 to Sir Hugh Cavendish, Holker Hall))

Sale: Christie’s, London, 28 November 2001, lot 19

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Marion Harry Spielmann, Millais and His Works, Edinburgh and London, 1898, pp. 171, no. 188

John Guille Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, London, 1899, II, p. 474, as Milking Time

Malcolm Warner, The Professional Career of John Everett Millais to 1863, with a catalogue raisonné of works to the same date, Ph.D. dissertation, Courtauld Institute (University of London), 1985, p. 514, no. 632

London, Tate Gallery, Works by English Pre-Raphaelite Painters, 1911-12, no. 17, as The Milkmaid, lent by the Art Gallery Committee of the Birmingham Corporation
London, Tate Gallery, Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings of the 1860 Period, 1923, no. 64, as Girl in Cornfield (Miss Ford), lent by J.P. Heseltine